PSNStores 2015 Game of the Year Awards: Day Four
The PSNStores Podcats spent three hours last week debating 13 different categories for our 2015 Game of the Year awards. Today brings Worst Game, Best AAA Game, Best Vita Game, and Brad’s Top 5 Games of 2015. Check out the videos below to see our choices, come back tomorrow for more awards, and stay tuned for a full Game of the Year Podcast later in the week.
Day One: Best Story, Best Soundtrack, Charmingest Charming Charmer
Day Two: Best Visuals, Best Multiplayer
Day Three: Whity the Dolphin’s Character of the Year, Biggest Surprise, Most Disappointing
Staff Picks: Collin’s Top 5 of 2015
Staff Picks: Eric’s Top 5 (in no particular order) of 2015
Staff Picks: Brad’s Top 5 of 2015
Tomorrow: Best PS4 Game, Top 5 Games of 2015, and Curt’s Top 5 of 2015
There were some great PSN games released this year….and there were some duds. These games have no redeeming qualities and, in the case of Afro Samurai, were completely removed from digital stores. The nominees on this list are best avoided
Runners-Up: Calvino Noir, Afro Samurai 2
Best AAA Game
Here at PSNStores we mostly look a smaller games that don’t often get a lot of coverage. At the same time many of us still play and love many of the bigger budget games released each year. The Witcher 3 is one of the most impressive open worlds we’ve ever seen. It even turned Collin, someone who doesn’t typically enjoy RPGs, into a believer. Fallout 4 found success in creating a world that we just loved to explore. Bloodborne is everything I loved about Dark Souls wrapped up in a Lovecraftian and gothic-horror setting.
Runners-Up: Bloodborne, The Witcher 3
Best Vita Game
The PlayStation Vita continued to be a great place to play games in 2015. Xeodrifter took a portion of our staff by storm as a simplified and excellent take on the classic Metroid formula. Danganronpa: Another Episode – Ultra Despair Girls introduced some really interesting villains and legitimately great gameplay for a series that is mostly a visual novel. Persona 4 Dancing All Night capitalizes on Persona 4’s stellar soundtrack by building a great rhythm game around it.
Runners-Up: Danganronpa: Another Episode – Ultra Despair Girls, Xeodrifter